About this Research Topic
The formation of calcium scale is one of the most serious problems in industrial production, such as industrial circulating cooling water and seawater desalination. The presence of calcium and magnesium ions at higher concentrations under weakly alkaline conditions leads to the facile generation of calcium scale, which could deposit on the pipes or attach to the surface of the membrane causing their blockage, as well as reducing the efficiency of heat and mass transfer. Another severe issue in the industrial sector is the corrosion of metallic-based equipment, which is costly and can cause dangerous damages.
Among most applied engineering solutions to maintain long-term normal operation and to avoid the undesirable consequences of scaling and corrosion processes, we find the usage of inhibitor compounds to reduce or to prevent these phenomena is very effective. The protection against metallic corrosion includes also the application of coating.
Due to the strict regulations imposed by environmental agencies on the use of inhibitors comprising their synthesis, usage, and discharge, the field of inhibitors is undergoing dramatic changes. Therefore, those inhibitors required to be eco-friendly and safe, are called sustainable inhibitors. In this regard, the present Research Topic aims to shed more light on the recent developments on the usage of sustainable materials to protect metallic materials against corrosion and scale phenomena.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Application of sustainable materials as anti-scaling inhibitors
• Using smart coating as an active and eco-friendly method for corrosion protection
• Sustainable compounds as anti-corrosion agents
• Computational assessments of corrosion inhibitor effect
• Theoretical study of scale inhibition property
• Recent developments in the synthesis of sustainable metal protection
Keywords: Corrosion, scaling, inhibitor, sustainable materials, environmental, coating, green
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